Pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small package, with a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc. Continue reading
As long as I can remember, there has been alcohol around. My parents and their friends would drink it when I was a kid, and as I grew older, the people around me continued what almost seemed like a tradition. There was rarely an event that didn’t call for at least a couple of drinks. Continue reading
One of surprising benefits of meditation is the connection between emotions and health which is supported by every major health research institution in the country. Even the U.S. Centers Continue reading
You may have a colony of bacteria in your mouth that you aren’t even aware of, especially if you haven’t heard about the dangers of root canals to your total body health.
Dr. George Meinig, a dentist and one of the founders of the American Association of Endodontists, asserts in his book The Root Canal Cover Up that a root canal is paramount to leaving an organ that dies to rot inside Continue reading
A sluggish liver can manifest a malaise of symptoms that lead to misdiagnoses for other chronic autoimmune diseases. This sluggishness can be prevented and also corrected through rejuvenating Continue reading
Some foods are simply known for their nutritional benefits. As stand-alone items, certain fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes have proven time and again to be excellent choices for total body wellness as they boost immunity, burn fat and help your body operate at peak.
It makes sense that certain super food combinations would increase the benefits many times over. Some food combinations seem like they are meant to work together.
By adding these duos to your diet a couple of times each week, Continue reading
Integrative cardiology is a newer field in the larger scope of integrative medicine. It specializes in treating the heart from a body, mind and emotions perspective and in doing so; decreases the reliance upon using medication alone to help the function of the heart. Since most medications have an average of 70 side effects and some up to 525, Continue reading
Beta-sitosterol is a natural, non-toxic plant sterol found in all oil-producing plants, including fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds and trees. Continue reading
One of the traditional alternative medicines of ancient Chinese tradition, an herb called dan shen, is winning over North Americans. Its effects are said to extend to the liver, heart, immune system, lungs, and increased energy.
Dan shen is regularly used to treat a range of health conditions. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Continue reading
We arrive at the final part of this look at how Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners come to understand what ails you. It is essentially: the interview. The questions and answers are vital to arriving at a diagnosis, a true one, and then treating the underlying cause of the problem.
The interview is extensive, Continue reading
Dizziness is one of those symptoms that are so common that the underlying explanations are vast. The key to figuring it out — other than seeing a doctor — is understanding the symptoms. If you are dizzy and nothing else, it is likely a minor, temporary problem. Continue reading
Frequently found in kitchen cabinets, and well-known to any fan of Italian cuisine, the common bay leaf uses may soon be granted much-deserved recognition for its powerful health benefits.
In ancient Greece and Rome, glossy bay leaves (Laurus nobilis) were woven Continue reading
Garlic is a superstar when it comes to protecting against disease — no doubt about it. How does garlic come to sit in the top spot when it comes to maintaining good health? Mostly because it is high in sulfur compounds. These compounds are potent extractors of toxic heavy chemicals in your body. They bind with chemicals so that they can be excreted, instead of taking hold in your organs and causing damage. These sulfur compounds are also effective at protecting against oxidation and free radicals. Garlic is also a natural antiseptic. Continue reading
Exercise is a very popular topic in medical circles. It’s indisputable that exercise contributes to all sorts of important health benefits. Exercise gets your heart working more efficiently, pumps extra blood to your organs and tissues, improves balance and mobility, strengthens your immune system so that it can better fight disease, and triggers protective effects Continue reading
“Qi” is the essence of life that flows through nature and our bodies. Most of Chinese medicine is fixated at realigning the flow of Qi to restore health. One type of massage that is very popular, and very soothing is called “Tui Na.”
First, a quick look at the concept of Qi. Meridians are the energy channels that the Qi flows through. Continue reading